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Indian J Nephrol. 2012 Nov;22(6):473-6. doi: 10.4103/0971-4065.106056.

Favorable outcome in atheroembolic renal disease with pulse steroid therapy.

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Department of Histopathology, National Reference Laboratory, Dr. Lal Path Labs Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India.

Abstract

Atheroembolic renal disease is characterized by renal failure secondary to occlusion of renal vasculature by cholesterol containing atheromatous plaques. Clinical presentations of this disease entity are myriad, with limited therapeutic options and unfavorable outcomes. This report describes an elderly male patient with peripheral vascular disease who developed acute renal failure during hospital admission for rectal bleed, and was diagnosed with atheroembolic renal disease on renal biopsy. The patient was managed with pulse steroid therapy and had a favorable outcome.

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Atheroembolic renal disease; pulse steroid therapy; renal biopsy

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